Explore the most popular hiking trails near Murrieta with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

I took my terrier here to hike, I usually stick with the trail that starts from the parking area by Hidden Valley Road, the actual trail is 2.5 miles. This trail recorded here has an added loop trail you can also access across from the Ecological reserve to make your loop a quick 2 mile or a little bit longer 4.5 miles. Mainly flat, some meadows, some large bush covered areas, keep an eye out from horse riders and mountain bikers. The regular trail isn’t as curvy as the added trail above it shown on the map. Either one has taken me about an hour with stopping to give my dog water. Great any time of the year.

Amazing, beautiful views, was able to get lost and get in tuned with nature without having to drive far away from the city.

Not a good trail !

cool place if you want to train.
plenty of different options!
Not the "hike" for an adventure seeker.
But it's great for exercise!
I loved running up the hill and through the trails

mountain biking
10 days ago

12 days ago

Very easy, good for family/kids. There’s nice views of the mountains and just an all around beautiful place. Planning on returning in the spring.

horseback riding
14 days ago

18 days ago

This was an added trail we did along with the Santa Rosa to monument hill. Went on October, off season. Great weather but no water.

21 days ago

I have done this trail and the surrounding trails numerous times and although this one is short, depending on when you go it is the best one! In spring the water runs and is significantly deeper, in fall and winter on occasion the waterfall will be running and it's a quick hike full of great views. Today it's dry, but I'm sure the storms coming in will fix that!

23 days ago

1 month ago

Many of the trails that access the center of the preserve are closed for re-vegetation. One can walk the fence line perimeter. Not a bad workout.